Xcarlee Ramon became an internet sensation after her passionate rendition of the national anthem at a Houston Astros baseball game hit Facebook.
The then-seven-year-old girl was with her family and a couple of friends ready to enjoy the game when the “Star-Spangled Banner” was performed, something common before every game in the US.
One of the friends of Xcarlee’s parents noticed just how fervent the girl’s performance was, so they recorded part of her act in video. Wearing white shoes, red shorts, and a white shirt, Xcarlee placed her hand on the left side of her chest and belted out the lyrics.
The girl’s mother, Winderlee Nerios, told the Houston Chronicle that it was not the first time that her daughter showed her patriotism in such a way.
She admitted that Xcarlee loves singing the national anthem “in general.” Beto Comales, the father of the rising star, added that her dream was to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” on the field at Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros’ field, before a game.
Xcarlee has been practicing since she learned it at the age of four, and she is a fan of Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor, though her parents have exposed her to older musicians like Frankie Valli.
Apart from being a talented singer, she is a cheerleader in the TIFI youth football league.
As Chron reported, Xcarlee’s favorite player is the Venezuelan second baseman Jose Altuve because he looks a lot like her father. However, Winderlee told the outlet that her “Astros crush” was American outfielder George Springer.
The couple finally revealed that they planned to get her in singing or piano lessons to help develop her talent and maybe one day she would fulfill her dream.
Xcarlee is not the only girl who went viral after singing the national anthem. Malea Emma was also seven when she sang the Star-Spangled Banner at the StubHub Center in front of about 25,000 people before an LA Galaxy game.
Not only the audience got gladly surprised with Malea’s voice, but also the players of the Seattle Sounders and the LA Galaxy, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star of the Californian team who is known for being quite serious.